Accession Number : ADA338970

Title :   Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile Space Test--LEAP 2 Flight

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INST OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Frank D.. ; Camp, Dennis J. ; Leister, Katherine K.

PDF Url : ADA338970

Report Date : 03 FEB 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The Army Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile (LEAP) will demonstrate hit to kill intercept performance against a non-boosting target during the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's LEAP 2 space test at White Sands Missile Range early in 1992. The Army LEAP is the lightest weight interceptor currently developed. The LEAP 2 mission will fully validate the performance of this interceptor in a space environment. Data from the LEAP 2 mission will be used to complete validation of projectile simulation models. LEAP 2 has a high probability of success based on analysis and test data. Information gained from LEAP 2 will be used to ensure a high probability of success for future, even more stressing, space tests.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, *INTERCEPTORS, *EXOSPHERE, TEST AND EVALUATION, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, KILL PROBABILITIES, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS, INTERCEPT TRAJECTORIES, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE